Category Archives: Desktop machines

Marelli | “ventilatore”

For many years I have had a weak spot for vintage fans. Fifteen years ago I brought a large black 1940s streamlined American desktop fan back from a visit to Israel – carrying it aboard the plane as hand luggage. I … Continue reading

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Jieldé | “luminaire industriel”

Like many people I have a soft spot for the industrial lamps, which have been produced by Jieldé from Lyon in France since the 1950s – and have since become a design classic. Its designer, the French mechanic Jean-Louis Domecq, … Continue reading

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Olivetti Studio 42 | “macchina per scrivere”

Vintage typewriters have long fascinated me – both for their elegance and mechanical ingenuity. For years I have been passively looking for one to buy, and earlier this year stumbled upon a fabulous pre-WWII Olivetti MP1 model at a small antiques … Continue reading

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